So far - I've done pretty well this week. I'm watching carbs and calories but not restricting anything. If I'm hungry, I'm not denying myself! I've been able to stay around 1800 calories (besides yesterday - ate everything in site and didn't track anything = long run). I haven't seen much change in my body, so I'm wondering if I should eat more, maybe my metabolism is slowed and I need more calories than I was eating before. I don't know!
I went for a long run w/ Abby and Ali yesterday, and I am insanely sore today. My back, quads, shoulders, hamstrings - everything hurts! Add that to the lack of putting on BodyGlide and I have chafage on my back, chest and armpits! Aghhh! I think that I learned the treadmill isn't cutting it. And I have to decide if I want to run Steamtown (oct 10) and Philly (late nov) or just philly for this fall for marathons. I've never done 2 in one season, and Philly is just going to be for fun anyway. After that long run (kind of short) - 14 miles, I feel like I'm not in shape and maybe should bag the first marathon. And I don't like being a bottomless pit all day long.
I won't be able to swim for another week(wrist surgery). IT should be good getting back in the pool! All of the bikers on the trail yesterday made me want to go get a bike and start riding! The stationary bike doesn't really do the trick!
Some foods I'd like to try but haven't bought into the hoopla yet: let me know your thoughts!
I've been making my smoothies w/ my protein powders. I've thought about buying amazing grass, bc it was good, and had so much good stuff in there, but it is expensive!!
Philly marathoners - there's a facebook group of us!!
Everyone - does anyone know about athlinks?? I never get feedback on it but love this site!!